Beautiful Fall Day, Warmer

October 17, 2010

Weather:

  • High: 71.2 F (4:25 PM)
  • Low: 53.9 F (8:22 AM)
  • Humidity: 44%
  • Another beautiful sunny blue sky day. Warmer.

Birds:

  • Black-capped Chickadees (3 or 4)
  • Cardinals (3 I think, but sometimes it is hard to be sure, especially when they come to the feeder around dusk)

Butterflies:

  • None – I did take a quick look around at the Aster in the late afternoon

Plants:

  • Aster – still blooming well
  • Joe Pye – still blooming, but some of the blossoms are fading
  • Ash Tree – has lost most of it’s leaves
  • Dogwood Tree – has turned beautiful fall colors
  • Verbena – still blooming

Sunny, Warm, Gardening

October 10, 2010

Photo of Ash Tree showing fall colors

Ash Tree showing fall colors

Weather:

  • High: 83.3 F (4:21 PM)
  • Low: 58.1 F (8:02 AM)
  • Humidity: 39%, 38%
  • Sunny, nice, warm.

Birds:

  • Black-capped Chickadee (1)
  • Cardinals (too dark to see how many or which ones)
  • Crow(s) (didn’t see them, but heard them)

Butterflies:

  • Silver-spotted Skipper (1) – on patio side of house
  • Cabbage Whites (2 or 3) – 2 on Aster, 1 on patio side of house
  • Sulphur (1) – on Aster
  • Tinies (2) – on Aster

Other Animals:

  • Bees (lots of bees on the Aster)

Plants:

  • Ash Tree – Has turned color and has lost quite a few leaves. The colors may not be quite as bright as some years because it has been (and still is) so dry. Photo (see below).
  • Boneset - See Yardwork below

Yardwork: Spread some grass seed on parts of the lawn. Spread some organic fertilizer on parts of the lawn. Then I used the leaf blower on reverse to vacuum up and turn the leaves into mulch. And then I pulled up a bunch of Boneset plants from my photo bed – they are coming up all over the place!